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Afia has been a local manufacturer of soaps for 40 years now. She combines materials like palm oil, soda powder, cocoa pods and coconut oil to make her soaps. In addition, she sells kenkey that she prepares by herself for her customers. She is not able to produce in large quantities due to lack of funds.

Afia is 60 years old, married and the mother of ten children. She lives with her husband and her last born whom she is taking care of through school. She works very hard as a mother to help her husband, who is working as a farmer, to take care of the family. She wants to take advantage of this loan opportunity to buy more raw materials and processing equipment to scale up production. She hopes to increase her income to support her children's education. It is her desire to provide quality education to her children and she believes that her dream can come true.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,732,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Afia to purchase raw materials like palm oil, soda powder, cocoa pods, coconut oil and other foodstuffs, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2009
Sep 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2010